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  Twenty monks and one nun, who was named Eshun, were practicing meditation with a certain Zen master. Eshun was very pretty even though her head was shaved and her dress plain. Several monks secretly fell in love with her. One of them wrote... continue...

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vertical line Posted on Jan.01.2018 @ 10:55AM EDT by Enver m.
I'll begin to study 10 Bulls

see for more info:
http://www.expressionsofspirit.com/10bulls/tenbulls.htm
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.01.2018
06:57PM EDT 
vertical line Yippee-yi-ohhh, yippee-yi-yaaay
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.02.2018
12:44AM EDT 
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vertical line Make a change on the last sentence of the lyric.i feel like:

"Trying to catch the Devil's beard, across these endless skies"

thanks for sharing.
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.02.2018
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vertical line Just follow your nose.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.02.2018
07:14AM EDT 
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vertical line Okay
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.16.2018
12:07PM EDT 
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vertical line I'm entering the third decade of my life:

the first decade passed by the stories.
that was the story of vagrancy.

the second decade passed with koans.
however there was nothing to solve.

now, the third decade will pass with the 10 bulls.
after this 10 years end i'm hopping to get awakening.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.17.2018
04:53AM EDT 
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vertical line That is look like Aristo's words,

he said that life stands on (3) three legs

1-the pleasure (which you get from life)
2-Money
3-religious (or philosophical, whatever) belief
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.17.2018
08:18AM EDT 
vertical line Aristo's two-value logic [the law of the excluded middle], won't help your befuddled perceptions.
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.17.2018
08:19AM EDT 
vertical line I think your third decade will just pass.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.17.2018
11:58AM EDT 
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vertical line You won't believe me but that's my main philosophy since i'm 20 years old.
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.17.2018
01:14PM EDT 
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vertical line Remember. You are alone.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.18.2018
07:51AM EDT 
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vertical line Monkey mind
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.18.2018
08:18AM EDT 
vertical line Yeah your hypocrisy has been nailed.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.18.2018
12:14PM EDT 
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vertical line Finding a Diamond on a Muddy Road

Gudo was the emperor’s teacher of his time. Nevertheless, he used to travel alone as a wandering mendicant. Once when he was on his was to Edo, the cultural and political center of the shogunate, he approached a little village named Takenaka. It was evening and a heavy rain was falling. Gudo was thoroughly wet. His straw sandals were in pieces. At a farmhouse near the village he noticed four or five pairs of sandals in the window and decided to buy some dry ones.

The woman who offered him the sandals, seeing how wet he was, invited him in to remain for the night at her home. Gudo accepted, thanking her. He entered and recited a sutra before the family shrine. He then was introduced to the woman’s mother, and to her children. Observing that the entire family was depressed, Gudo asked what was wrong.

“My husband is a gambler and a drunkard,” the housewife told him. “When he happens to win he drinks and becomes abusive. When he loses he borrows money from others. Sometimes when he becomes thoroughly drunk he does not come home at all. What can I do?”

I will help him,” said Gudo. “Here is some money. Get me a gallon of fine wine and something good to eat. Then you may retire. I will meditate before the shrine.”

When the man of the house returned about midnight, quite drunk, he bellowed: “Hey, wife, I am home. Have you something for me to eat?”

“I have something for you,” said Gudo. “I happened to get caught in the rain and your wife kindly asked me to remain here for the night. In return I have bought some wine and fish, so you might as well have them.”

The man was delighted. He drank the wine at once and laid himself down on the floor. Gudo sat in meditation beside him.

In the morning when the husband awoke he had forgotten about the previous night. “Who are you? Where do you come from?” he asked Gudo, who still was meditating.

“I am Gudo of Kyoto and I am going on to Edo,” replied the Zen master.

The man was utterly ashamed. He apologized profusely to the teacher of his emperor.

Gudo smiled. “Everything in this life is impermanent,” he explained. “Life is very brief. If you keep on gambling and drinking, you will have no time left to accomplish anything else, and you will cause your family to suffer too.”

The perception of the husband awoke as if from a dream. “You are right,” he declared. “How can I ever repay you for this wonderful teaching! Let me see you off and carry your things a little way.”

“If you wish,” assented Gudo.

The two started out. After they had gone three miles Gudo told him to return. “Just another five miles,” he begged Gudo. They continued on.

“You may return now,” suggested Gudo.

“After another ten miles,” the man replied.

“Return now,” said Gudo, when the ten miles had been passed.

“I am going to follow you all the rest of my life,” declared the man.

Modern Zen teachers in Japan spring from the lineage of a famous master who was the successor of Gudo. His name was Mu-nan, the man who never turned back.
















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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.18.2018
12:18PM EDT 
vertical line Amazing. Who knew?
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Jan.18.2018
12:22PM EDT 
vertical line Ah pud
de oo oo
in woo woo
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.18.2018
12:24PM EDT 
vertical line He explained.
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.20.2018
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vertical line Intendo.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.20.2018
02:32PM EDT 
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vertical line What can i talk with someone like you?
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.21.2018
06:25AM EDT 
vertical line Tell me about the sun
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Jan.21.2018
09:59AM EDT 
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vertical line Peace, Phil
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Jan.21.2018
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vertical line The burden is on him who believes he knows right.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.21.2018
12:18PM EDT 
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vertical line You're handsome
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Jan.21.2018
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.21.2018
01:35PM EDT 
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vertical line HOSHIN'S DEPARTURE 

The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story:

One year on the twenty-fifth of December, Tokufu, who was very old, said to his disciples: "I am not going to be alive next year so you fellows should treat me well this year.

"The pupils thought he was joking, but since he was a great-hearted teacher each of them in turn treated him to a feast on succeeding days of the departing year.

On the eve of the new year, Tokufu concluded: "You have been good to me. I shall leave tomorrow afternoon when the snow has stopped.

"The disciples laughed, thinking he was aging and talking nonsense since the night was clear and without snow. But at midnight snow began to fall, and the next day they did not find their teacher about. They went to the meditation hall. There he had passed on.

Hoshin, who related this story, told his disciples: "It is not necessary for a Zen master to predict his passing, but if he really wishes to do so, he can."

"Can you?" someone asked.

"Yes," answered Hoshin. "I will show you what I can do seven days from now."

None of the disciples believed him, and most of them had even forgotten the conversation when Hoshin called them together."

Seven days ago," he remarked, "I said I was going to leave you. It is customary to write a farewell poem, but I am neither a poet or a calligrapher. Let one of you inscribe my last words."

His followers thought he was joking, but one of them started to write.

"Are you ready?" Hoshin asked.

"Yes sir," replied the writer.

Then Hoshin dictated:I came from brillancy And return to brillancy. What is this? This line was one line short of the customary four, so the disciple said: "Master, we are one line short."

Hoshin, with the roar of a conquering lion, shouted "Kaa!" and was gone.








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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.22.2018
06:37AM EDT 
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vertical line Mahakasyapa
Bodhiharma

PEACE
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.22.2018
07:09AM EDT 
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vertical line I come to 40 years old.For the first time i do attemp to read Quran.Then i stop.Cause some scholars (hodja) say you can't touch quran without perform an ablution(rituel of cleansing or washing the body), and some say you can touch.and some say it's enough to say; I take refuge in Allah(god) from the Devil(satan).

:Today's footnote
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.23.2018
12:48PM EDT 
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vertical line Ha Ha Ha
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Jan.23.2018
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vertical line self inquiry
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.23.2018
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vertical line Sorry that you have to live with yourself.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.24.2018
03:12AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Ha Ha Ha"
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Ha Ha Ha
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Reply from so_teh
Jan.24.2018
09:51PM EDT 
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vertical line Read over this >>> Think over this >>> Don't complicate it any further >>> Just practice and do your best >>>

This body, full of faults,
Has yet one great quality:
Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one's actions.

Moral conduct, self-restraint,
And control of the mind-
What else does one need
Who perseveres in these?

Whatever there be on the surface of earth-Property, gold, cattle, good health-
None of these truly satisfy man.
Tranquillity arises from this understanding.

Compulsory separation
Brings excessive pain to the mind.
In giving up voluntarily,
Infinite peace and happiness descends.

If you earnestly desire your own welfare,
First seek that of others.
He that seeks only his own benefit
Will not succeed in his purpose.
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Reply from Enver m.
Jan.25.2018
02:28AM EDT 
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vertical line I will think on.
while the background music will be this;
one of Turkish islamic nasheed
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K4cWaq7Y6Zs
There it says; not possible without hope, not possible without love
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.25.2018
07:31AM EDT 
vertical line "And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends stolen forth from holy writ
And seem a saint when most I play the devil."
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Jan.25.2018
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vertical line There is space. Let 'em know!
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Reply from Phil Space
Jan.26.2018
08:31AM EDT 
vertical line It's kind of like stretchable, elasticated. Get's a bit sticky sometimes though.
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